The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #291
You are designing a house near a creek and are concerned about flooding. An expert tells you that the site is unlikely to suffer from headwater flooding but that you might want to raise the building or set it back from the creek because of the possibility of a backwater flood. What is the difference between these two types of flood?
Question from Last Week:
Architecture Puzzler #290
True or false:
a) A "squint" is a wall opening usually found in a castle wall.
b) Halogen lamps use the gaseous form of iodine.
c) John Ruskin is associated with art nouveau architecture.
Answer to Puzzler #290
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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In London, the aftermath of a flooding of the Thames River in 1928.
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